Yesterday we made first A10-OLinuXino-LIME prototypes and about 22.00 o’clock Dimitar Gamishev ping me that the software is up and running and everythings works as expected 🙂
Today we decided that it will not hurt if we assembly one LIME with A20 to see if it will work and you can see on the picture above the result!
Debian needed new uboot with DDR3 memory bus width changed to 16 bit vs 32 bit for A20-OLinuXino-MICRO then run without problems. As we assembled also the NAND flash on the first protos we decided to try Android too, suprisingly the Android image for A20-OLinuXino-MICRO programmed in the NAND flash without any errors and run auto detecting the DDR3 memory bus width (hint hint to Linux-Sunxi developers 🙂 ) it would be great if memory auto detection is implemented in uboot which to detect memory bus width and size and run on any board with any DDR memory configuration.
Now some serious testing and comparison should be made to see if there is advantage to use Dual Core Cortex-A7 with 512MB memory vs. Single Core Cortex-A8 with same memory size.
Any idea what benchmarking to use?